Nuke the #%@$*&!! By Jay Fenton For the Bally Arcade/Astrocade with "AstroBASIC" Video Overview created by BallyAlley. Video published July 28, 2017.
This BASIC "game" is Nuke the #%@$*&!! by Jay Fenton. This was released in 1982 on a tape as the "B-Side" to the game Life. You are armed with a 5 megaton hydrogen bomb set for surface detonation. Pull the trigger to drop the bomb.
George Moses sold Jay's Life program. Advertisements for Life are included in the October and December Arcadian newsletter. Here is what the ad says about Life (and "Nuke"):
"Sure, you've seen Life games before. A BASIC program was published in a magazine a year or two ago. It took 5 or 10 minutes per generation! Well, how about one generation per second? Yup!!! Jay Fenton, the guy who wrote Bally BASIC, Gunfight, Scribbling, Calculator and GORF has revved-up you Z-80 processor to give you a full screen scan and a new LIFE generation each second! Put some LIFE in your Arcade (and give some spending money to Jay Fenton to keep him in "programming mode!"). Buy Life and get Nuke the !$&! free!"
The 12 pages of instructions for Nuke the #%@$*&!! and Life are available at BallyAlley.com. The twelve-page manual has ten pages devoted to Life, and just one page devoted to the "B-Side." The Life/Nuke @%$*!! manual can be downloaded here: